Friday, February 19, 2010

WTF...Torture memos is just "Bad Judgement"???

Quotes from JohnathanTurley.org...
"The Obama Administration continued the tradition of the “Friday night dump” by just releasing the Justice Department report on former Justice officials John Yoo, Jay Bybee and Steven Bradbury." "The Justice Department confirmed that the investigation originally found professional misconduct by Yoo and Bybee, but an unnamed high-ranking official at the Office of Professional Responsibility overruled the finding to avoid any professional action against them." "Now the report merely states that the men “exercised poor judgment.” That is a remarkable downgrade from the Nuremberg prosecutions of lawyers and judges for war crimes to the Obama Administration saying that support of torture is a matter of “poor judgment.”,"

http://jonathanturley.org/2010/02/19/justice-department-declines-punishment-for-bush-officials-for-bad-judgment/

At CPAC today even Bob Barr said waterboarding is torture. I could not believe that the Dems are this complacent, this weak in their application to common sense... Yes, Justice is blind...C'est la vie...que sera sera...fuck it...
I am curious to find out if the "High ranking official " is a hold-over from the Bush era and it is simply a Bush psycho saving his other psycho brothers-in-crime...

13 comments:

  1. Kudos to Bob Barr. This, in that not only did he condemn torture/waterboarding, he also defended the American judicial system. Of course, the poor bastard/libertarian did get booed.....

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  2. yea, what was he doing at CPAC... did he think he was visiting the zoo?

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  3. The Justice Department did a lame whitewash job on serious misdeeds, calling them lapses in judgment, or something like that. There will come a time when this country will pay a price for Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder's decision on this. It's a bad mistake.

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  4. Here's what else the Dems are forgetting Teeluck. The republicans will never repay this favor. This is the same group of assholes that tried to impeach Clinton for his bj. They have no honor. They need to be sent a mesage at every opportunity. We're tired of your shit and you're going to pay for it.

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  5. The Dems are indeed weak. Why? Because a whole bunch of them went along with all the torture crap, and they're afraid that if it all gets out into the sunlight, they might just go down with the ship.

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  6. EXCELLENT POINT by Beekeeper. I never believed for an instant that Pelosi didn't get briefed on a lot this crap.

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  7. Hey SW, I am not sure who made this decision but you are right we will pay for it...and as they like to say, our children and grand children will be paying for this...

    Truth, You are right, that is why I don't understand why they are letting this go...

    Hi Bee, I knew that they were hiding from that torture thing...maybe you're right but that was revealed a long while ago, this is a way to redeem themselves, they are not going to prosecute everyone, just the lawyers and Bush Cheney and Rummy.

    Yes Will, they exposed that info a while back, I remember seeing it on the news, so what is the big deal now? They should pursue these guys because if they don't then the Repuglickers will do it again...

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  8. Free Phil Spector NOW! Putting that bullet into Lana Clarkson's head was just a momentary lapse of judgment, wasn't it? And while we're at it, dismiss all charges against Roman Polanski! I'm sure his drugging and sex games with a 13 year old girl just shows a bit of faulty judgment on his part, and nothing more.

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  9. The bad judgement to get caught perhaps?

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  10. Hi Teeluck. First, congrats on being visitor number 38,000 at PP.

    On topic, this must not be the end of the matter. Unless the Bush/GOP torture mongers are held accountable fore their crimes, it will serve as a green light for the next tryant.

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  12. Echoing both Beekeeper and Will and moving into a whole other realm. As long as the primary concern of just about all the people in congress is to get themselves re-elected at the next election cycle the place will continued to be staffed with cowards bending to the current political winds and the sycophants whose loyalties lay with those who finance their campaigns.

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  13. JR we got 'em the run now, pretty soon they will throw open the prison doors.

    Dinners funny but true

    Thanks TomCat, where's my prize...I agree, but how can we keep the pressure up?

    BB, this is true that is why I think the Republican scumbags in the Court made the decision to let there be Corporate money for elections...those bastards

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